Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are done for another year, but some schools are still out for another week. Got some bored kids laying around the house? What to do to keep them entertained without destroying your wallet?Here are 10
Presented by the King Harbor Yacht Club, the annual holiday boat parade is just around the corner.
The annual holiday boat parade is a family friendly way to celebrate the holidays….Redondo Beach style. Starting at 4:30 on Saturday, December 10th the “star spangled holiday” features bleacher seats, food, hot cocoa and lots and lots of beautifully decorated padders, boats and yachts.
Saturday – December 10th
4:30 PM – Paddlecraft
5:30 PM – Decorated Boats
Location: King Harbor Main Channel
Best Parade Viewing Locations
Free Bleachers at King Harbor Marina/Moonstone Park (first come/first serve)
Redondo Beach Marina Sportfishing Pier and Seawall
Portofino Hotel and Marina Lobby and Seawall
Seaside Lagoon Seawall
Only in California can you lounge at the beach the same day that you play in the snow. There’s just so much to do in this great state and it’s the reason so many people want to live here.
That’s why we love California and life at the beach in the South Bay makes it even better.
Riviera Village Holiday Stroll is Thursday, Dec. 4, 5 to 9 pm
Start your holiday celebrating in Riviera Village at the annual Holiday Stroll on Thursday, December 4, from 5 to 9 pm. This wonderful collection of upscale shops will stay open late that night, offering fabulous finds and delectable treats to all. The Holiday Parade down Catalina Ave. steps off at 6 pm and features local bands, Scout troops, dance groups, Redondo Beach mayor Steve Aspel and Councilman Jeff Ginsburg.
Stroll with friends under twinkling lights amid holiday cheer. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride past the beautifully decorated shop windows as you’re surrounded by the sounds of the season. Listen to local bands playing on Ave. I following the Parade. It’s a great night to meet up with friends, start your shopping, and get some holiday cheer on.
Hosted by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, the Redondo Beach Lobster Festival is a great event for the whole family. With activities for the kids, live entertainment for the parents and delicious Maine lobsters for to all, you’re sure to have fun. Plus, there will be arts and crafts booths and other local vendors offering their wares. Tickets are available online at www.lobsterfestival.com.
One of the highly anticipated events of fall is the annual lobster fest held at the Seaside Lagoon in King Harbor. The event is certainly focused on food, and they’re plenty of that, but also has a variety of craft beers, local crafts, music and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance and the admission fee allows you to enter the festival without purchasing lobster meals so you can enjoy the live music, shows, entertainment, vendors, and seaside location overlooking the Redondo Beach Harbor.
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Redondo Beach, CA
Activities – Some of the various activities and events of the weekend include:
Rat Beach Bike Tour
The Rat Beach Bike Tour, sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Bay, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with three great rides to choose from, a Metric Century (62 miles), Metric Half Century (31 Miles) and a Metric Quarter Century (15.5 miles), starting from a new location at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. This year the RAT RIDE is partnering with the Redondo Beach Lobster Festival and will offer riders even more opportunities with free admission into the Lobster Festival for lunch and a huge party at the end of the ride!
Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons
Bring Your Bathing Suit on Saturday & Sunday for Stand-Up Paddle Board Lessons!
The Kiddie Area will feature a Big Slide! This 45 feet long 12 feet high dual slide is a blast for kids and will be staffed by professionals from Elite Special Events.
Children can get their faces and body parts painted.
Fun for kids and adults.
Barley Legal – 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Andy & Renee w/ Hard Rain – 7:30- pm-8:30 pm
Pine Mountain Logs – 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
A Certain Groove – 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Frankly Speaking – 2:30 pm-3:45 pm
The Reflexx – 4:45 pm-6:15 pm
The Knights of Monte Carlo – 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Surf City All Stars w/David Marks – 9:00 pm-10:30 pm
Shari Puorto Band – 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Eric Sardinas & Big Motor – 2:30 pm-3:45 pm
Janiva Magness – 4:15 pm-5:30 pm
The Straycat Lee Rocker – 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
During a week in which most other South Bay cities are only offering a very limited number of homes to see, the open house schedule for September 20th and 21st in Redondo Beach has plenty to offer….and plenty to tour. This weekend sees more than usual with several advertised open houses. See the list below for Redondo Beach and the South Bay open houses. If you’re seeing this post after the September dates please visit our South Bay open houses site for updated homes for sale and schedules.